Nikolasa, Founder, CEO
Te Iwi Matihiko | The Digital Village
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Why did you create this innovation?
Rapid growth within the technology industry will only see an increase in the impact and role technology plays in the lives of whānau. It is critical to ensure our families, whether they be children or parents, understand the key values that underpin social interactions, know how to stay safe and are aware of the positive and negative impacts that digital spaces have on their wellbeing.
How does your innovation work in practice?
Te Iwi Matihiko is a value-based approach to digital wellbeing. This programme aims to introduce tamariki (9yrs-11yrs), rangatahi (12yrs+) and pakeke (adults) to the key tools they will need to navigate social media and game safely while learning to understand their own wellbeing using Sir Mason Durie’s Te Whare Tapa Whā Model of Health. The key values that underpin Te Iwi Matihiko are mana (respect), manaaki (caring for others) and kaitiaki (acting as guardians).
The programme consists of five workshops. Two workshops designed specifically for 9-11s, two designed specifically for 12+, and one workshop targeted at adults with the intention of bringing families and teachers on a journey alongside their young people. Te Iwi Matihiko will help young people begin to navigate online spaces safely and understand how social media and gaming can have positive and negative impacts on their overall wellbeing.
How has it been spreading?
We are currently piloting this programme in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand and have delivered over 50 workshops to young people aged 9-13 years of age. We have informally sought expressions of interest and in 48 hours received 50 enquires from schools wanting to share this resource with over 9000 of their students.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
Get in touch if you are interested in iterating on our programme.